Killeen Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 04, 2019

Keeping The Kids Busy When You Arrive Ahead of the Moving Truck

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
When you move, you and the moving truck normally leave around the same time. After all, you will need to watch over the loading, after which you have no reason to stick around after all your belongings are gone. So, you and your children and all your overnight totes pile up into the car and head out to the new house. Nevertheless moving trucks cannot move as quickly as your own vehicle and do not always take the same route. Therefore, they generally get there a few hours to a few days after the family members doing the moving.

Which results in one of the more important worries of moving to Killeen: Bare House Day. There is certain to be a bit of time where you're at the home with a working key and no pieces of furniture or cartons to start unpacking. On your own, you may simply relax with a couple movies on your phone. Or perhaps just go stroll your neighborhood a bit. But if you have youngsters, it is advisable to develop a plan. Youngsters may get wiggly, bored, or even scared spending the day and night in a vacant residence prior to when the moving truck arrives.

Presently, we are here to talk about a few handy ways for parents to help their children have fun on Bare House Day.

Organize Spaces with Masking Tape

One thing your children may wish to do is claim their new space. But without home furnishings, it's hard to accomplish anything following calling 'dibs'. Except if you have a roll of masking tape. With this, you can easily draw off where the furniture could be if you had it, a rectangle for the recliner, one for each bed. Even a circle for the family dog bed, if you have dog gear on the way.

Masking or painter's tape is easy to rip and contains adhesive weak enough not to leave a residue. Therefore you can confidently use it on floors and also wall space without damaging the finish or needing to scrub after. And you could expend a lot of a night drawing outlines of bookcases on the wall surfaces and chairs on the flooring surfaces whilst your children get sleepy enough to camp out for the night.

Dinner Out or Dinner In

There is the question of dinner. There are some methods to deal with eating throughout Empty Home Day, from packing a cooler to ordering takeout. If the children are lively and you have got the moving cash, think about taking them out to eat to take care of supper and make moving day special.

Today's phones and laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new home in Killeen and assisting you to search for a great spot in the area that is open at night. Or, if you would rather stay in and have an empty home sleepover, get a pizza or takeout. You may even make your first meal by packing ingredients and some utensils on the drive. Or maybe swing by a local supermarket for necessities. These activities can be entertaining and memorable, and wipe out a few hours, for your kids prior to when the professional movers arrive.

Investigate the Attic

In case you have an entire day to wait around for the truck in Killeen, you will want various daytime hour adventures. Playing outside in the yard is a great place to begin, however, you could also investigate the house from top to bottom. Odds are, you didn't find every little detail ahead of opting to move in. Work with your kids to find entry to storage space as well as utility areas and visit the attic and basement if there are any. (It is important to watch over the children cautiously and make use of proper safety measures.)

Stroll to a Nearby Playground

A good number of neighborhoods have a park somewhere within walking range. Apartments and also HOA residential areas are fantastic regarding keeping their recreational areas well-maintained and all set for neighborhood children to use. There could also be a grade school in the area that wouldn't mind you spending a couple of daylight hours playing at their recreation area.

Do a bit of research, then take your kids for a fun stroll to get familiar with the neighborhood. This is your perfect opportunity to find out the course to the nearest park and decide if you are okay with your youngsters making this trek by themselves eventually. And they'll get their first adventure of an enjoyable place in close proximity to play.

Sock Glides and Gymnastics Tricks

Finally, there are the stuff you can easily do when the residence is empty. Such as rolling all over the wide-open floor or sock-sliding over the whole size of the hardwood rooms. Bare room gymnastics are among the ideal ways to help your youngsters think about Empty Home Day to be a special event to celebrate instead of a scary time with no household furniture.


When preparing a move to Killeen with your kids, it's important to keep in mind that you'll almost always arrive prior to when the moving van. Making use of these entertaining approaches plus some that you will naturally think of as you go along, you can make it fun for your kids to have an exciting couple of days in an vacant residence before their stuff catches up with them. For more excellent moving tips, contact us today!


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The Mickelson Family
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